COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - The Colorado Springs Sky Sox are proud to announce the creation of a new scholarship designated for students in the Sport Management Program at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs' (UCCS) College of Business. The "Sky Sox Sports Management Scholarship" is the first of its kind within the Sport Management Program at UCCS and will be awarded to a rising Sophomore, Junior or Senior at the University.
"For the past six years the Sky Sox have provided UCCS Sport Management students with outstanding internship opportunities," Eric Olson, director, Sport Management Program, said. "With this scholarship they have taken that support to a new level. It is a distinct privilege to work with organizations like the Sky Sox whose executives and managers take the time and effort to help prepare our students to become the next generation of sports business leaders."
Eligible undergraduate students at UCCS will be able to apply for the $2,500 yearly scholarship beginning with the Fall Semester of 2014. In order to qualify for the scholarship, students must demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, and submit a resume (or similar list of accomplishments), statement of future goals and an essay.
Sport Management students interested in applying for this scholarship should visit the UCCS Financial Aid & Scholarships website at www.uccs.edu/finaid/types/scholarships.html to find the criteria and application details. Students can access the application by using the scholarship search tool and inputting "Sky Sox Sport Mgmt."
"We are extremely excited to partner with UCCS in creating this new scholarship for future sports professionals," said Sky Sox President & General Manager Tony Ensor. "The sports industry is full of passionate people and we're proud to be involved with our local students who are looking to follow their passion for sports."
The UCCS Sport Management Program is a selective degree program designed for serious students who share a passion for sports and a desire to build careers in this face-paced industry. For more information visit www.uccs.edu/spm/.
The UCCS College of Business was established in 1965 and has more than 1,000 undergraduates and 350 MBA and distance MBA students. The College of Business and Administration awards the Bachelor of Science in Business and Bachelor of Innovation degrees. The Graduate School of Business Administration awards the Master of Business Administration degree. More than 8,000 alumni of the College of Business live and work around the world. For more information, visit www.uccs.edu/business.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs, is one of the fastest growing universities in the nation. The University offers 36 bachelor's degrees, 19 master's and five doctoral degrees. UCCS enrolls about 9,800 students on campus annually and another 2,000 in online programs. For more information, visit www.uccs.edu.